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Is facial plastic surgery with dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Is facial plastic surgery with dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Specialty: not ABMS: While this is a sub specialty of the board of otolaryngology, it is not a recognized specialty board as defined by the ABMS. PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW: http://www.abms.org/member-boards/specialty-subspecialty-certificates/ This lists the 24 recognized specialty boards including the AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY ...Read more

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Who has eye enucleation surgery?

Who has eye enucleation surgery?

Diseased eyes: Enucleation is commonly performed due severe eye trauma, a chronically painful eye with very high or very low pressure, a severely infected eye or tumors growing inside the eye. ...Read more

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Who does good eyelid surgery in general--plastic surgeon or eye doctor?

Who does good eyelid surgery in general--plastic surgeon or eye doctor?

Eye plastic surgery: I suggest that you consult with a plastic surgeon, a facial plastic surgeon, or an oculoplastic surgeon who performs plastic surgery of the eyelids (blepharoplasty) on a regular basis. Be sure to look at before and after photos of patients on whom the surgeon has performed this procedure. Check that the doctor has hospital privileges and operates in an accredited facility. ...Read more

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Is facial plastic surgery considered dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Is facial plastic surgery considered dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Trained as surgeons: Facial plastic surgeons are trained differently from plastic surgeons. Starting w/ ent/head & neck surgery residency, then a one year fellowship in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (rhinoplasty, facelift, browlifts, eyelid surgery, cheek/chin implants, otoplasty, facial reconstruction after trauma or cancer, cleft lip/palate.) after fellowship, oral & written boards for fps certification. ...Read more

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What surgeons do eye transplant surgery?

What surgeons do eye transplant surgery?

None.: Eye transplants are not yet feasible, even with potent antirejection drugs. The optic nerve connections are not capable of transmitting visual impulses even if the actual procedural steps were performed. Corneal transplants are commonly done as needed for corneal scarring or diseases, and cataract removal and new lens placement is routine, but no eye transplants! ...Read more

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Could lasek eye surgery leave a scar as oppossed to lasik surgery?

Could lasek eye surgery leave a scar as oppossed to lasik surgery?

Possible: Each procedure has its own potential set of complications and risks. It is possible for your cornea to develop haziness or "scar" tissue as it heals. The chances of this occurring are small and can be lessened by the use of certain topical drugs during and after the surgery. Discuss this issue in more detail with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Choosing the right laser eye surgery?

Choosing the right laser eye surgery?

Depends on a problem: It depends on what your eye problem is. If it is myopia, then lasik may be considered, if it's retinal detachment, then photocoagulation is the way to go. If it's glaucoma, it would be something else. I'd get referred to ophthalmologist for the final answer. ...Read more

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Can Asian double eyelid surgery hurt?

Can Asian double eyelid surgery hurt?

Double eyelid: Most patients do not complain of pain after double eyelid surgery. However, there are many types of procedures available and some may cause more discomfort than others. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Shadow area in my eye after retinal surgery?

Shadow area in my eye after retinal surgery?

May be normal: Retinal surgery can leave some vision loss while it repairs a larger problem. Often, the remaining damage to the vision is much smaller than had no treatment been instituted. If the shadow area has become larger or your vision has decreased since the surgery, see your retina specialist immediately. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with lasek eye surgery?

What are the risks associated with lasek eye surgery?

LASEK vs LASIK : As a former lasik surgeon and patient myself i'm stating that lasek is safer in every situation. There really isn't any debate about that. The tradeoff is the recovery takes a couple of days longer. ...Read more

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Do some?Plastic surgeons?Specialize in ?Correcting botched surgery?

Do some?Plastic surgeons?Specialize in ?Correcting botched surgery?

No board of botched: Surgeons are more likely to specialize in a region. For example rhinoplasty experts will have experienced with botched nose surgery whereas experts in breast augmentation are mor likely to be experienced in correcting botched breast surgery. There is no board specialization in botched surgery correction. ...Read more

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What is your experience with lasik eye surgery?

What is your experience with lasik eye surgery?

Very positive: In properly selected patients, lasik gives great results. Some of my happiest patients are my lasik patients. I, myself, had lasik done over 12 years ago; and I am still enjoying excellent distance vision. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with lasik eye surgery?

LASIK risks: Dry eye, need for touchup, glare and haloes, ectasia, infection, corneal scarring, decreased vision. ...Read more

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Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

No, but...: Both are done by plastic surgeons. Reconstructive surgery starts with an abnormality; the surgeon attempts to bring things back towards normal. Cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery starts with the normal and tries to make it better. Plastic surgeons may perform one or the other and/or hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and other procedures as well. ...Read more

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Will lasik or laser eye surgeries replace optometrists?

No: No. Even after laser surgery, people need to have regular eye examinations to ensure ocular health (especially if they had a high prescription or have other ocular or systemic disease). Not all patients are able to have laser eye surgery and those patients will need glasses or contact lenses for vision correction. ...Read more

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Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Can refractive surgery improve my eye vision?

Depends: If your vision can be improved with glasses, this is likely a good solution. However, visual losses due to disease, amblyopia, abnormality of the eye formation, etc. are conditions where refractive surgery would not help. ...Read more

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Are dermatologists that perform facelifts also plastic surgeons? Is there a plastic surgeon degree?

Are dermatologists that perform facelifts also plastic surgeons? Is there a plastic surgeon degree?

Surgery vs. Surgeon: A "plastic surgery" is a surgery meant to change the appearance of the face. A (facial) plastic surgeon is a doctor who has undergone a surgical bresidency training program. I would recommend seeking a facelift surgeon who is board certified by the american board of facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (abfprs) or the american board of plastic surgery (abps). Review their work & ask questions. ...Read more

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Frontal silicone sling for drooping eyelids due to opmd?

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Frontal silicone sling for drooping eyelids due to opmd?

Yes. : Frontalis sling is usually indicated to correct ptosis (drooping eyelid) in patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Because the levator palpebral muscle (the main muscle that lifts your upper eyelid) is effected in opmd, procedures to tighten that muscle is usually ineffective, unless you have minimal ptosis. ...Read more

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